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Senior Manager of Professional Development (Maternity Cover) | STEP – Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

STEP, a global professional association, are recruiting for Senior Manager – Professional Development to cover a 12 month maternity and continue their innovative work while helping to grow and develop the team and remit.

  • Location: London/Home based flexible working available
  • Salary: £47,000 per annum

The Senior Manager of Professional Development will lead STEP’s Education strategy worldwide, ensuring that all STEP education and training services meet the professional development needs of prospective and current members.

Overseeing all aspects of the Professional Development Team’s activity, they will ensure that outcomes of STEP’s Education Strategy are met and aligns with STEP’s mission and values, as well as managing the Professional Development Team.

The successful applicant will oversee Continuing Professional Development offerings are engaging and relevant to members’ needs integrating with academic and professional standards requirements.

The Senior Manager of Professional Development will work with the Markets Directorate, ensuring the development of qualifications is relevant to target markets globally and the professional development of members, reviewing these in line with market changes, feedback from students and employers, and ensuring that these meet professional training needs.

They will also oversee the delivery of STEP’s university partnership programme and its systems for assessing accreditation of prior learning at both programme and modular level across all levels of the Qualifications and Membership Framework (QMF).


Who we are looking for

The ideal candidate will have experience of managing projects, managing a team, and experience of working in an education setting at senior level (ie, higher, further or professional body or equivalent).

The person will have experience of working within an academic cycle, education quality assurance or qualification approval processes, procedures and policies. They will have an understanding of the UK and international qualification frameworks and course enrolments / admissions.

You will also have a direct experience of education development relating to qualifications and training, as well as direct experience of working with universities in the UK and/or internationally in relation to any of the following : accreditation, education, partnerships of professional memberships.


Closing date: Friday 24th September 2021

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

Kristina Preston | kristina@peridotpartners.co.uk

Polly Mortimer | polly@peridotpartners.co.uk


If you would like to know more about this role please contact Kristina Preston

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STEP is the global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning. STEP work to improve public understanding of the issues families face in this area and promote education and high professional standards among their members.

STEP has more than 21,000 members in 96 countries. Their members help families plan for their futures, from drafting a will to advising on issues concerning international families, protection of the vulnerable, family businesses and philanthropic giving. Full STEP members, known as TEP’s, are internationally recognised as experts in their field, with proven qualifications and experience.

Our Vision, Mission and Values

STEP’s Vision is to be globally recognised as setting the standard for those advising families across generations.

Our mission is to inspire confidence in families planning their assets across generations by setting and upholding high professional standards, informing public policy, promoting education, and connecting practitioners globally to share knowledge and best practice.


Our Vision and Mission are underpinned by our Values:

/ Community: We respect each other and value diversity

/ Collaboration: We work together and learn from each other to find new and better ways of doing things

/ Integrity: We are honest, open and committed to upholding our ethical and professional standards

/ Continuous learning: We champion continued learning and development to build the knowledge and skills necessary to deal with a rapidly-changing business environment

STEP is a brilliant organisation and we have developed as friendly and flexible place to work. It is an exciting place to work because of what we do and how we do it. We are constantly evolving to represent the diverse needs of our membership and the families they serve, and to ensure our ongoing relevance and impact.

Being a relatively small team of around 50 employees enables us to be open, honest and personal in our dealings with each other and with our members. Everyone who works for us plays a significant role – without them we wouldn’t exist – and everyone is seen, heard and valued.

We offer the following amenities:

  • Our buildings and facilities have step-free access
  • We have meeting rooms that support hearing loops
  • Accessibility dogs are always welcome on our premises
  • Papers and materials can be presented in different formats if needed
  • We would be happy to source a sign language interpreter if required
  • We provide a flexible working environment, as well as work patterns including locations

If you have any further needs around accessibility, please get in touch with Kristina for a confidential chat on how we can best fulfill your needs.

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    For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

    Kristina Preston | kristina@peridotpartners.co.uk

    Polly Mortimer | polly@peridotpartners.co.uk

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    Closing date: Friday 24th September 2021

    Interviews: Monday 4th October 2021


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